About Me

Natasha Ruschka

I am a Brisbane based artist who creates colorful and painterly oil paintings. My passion for painting started when I lived in Colorado and immersed myself in the Denver art community learning to paint oils in the "Alla Prima" style from a number of USA Master Oil Painters. Alla Prima paintings are created in one sitting often painted wet on wet producing fresh, loose and visible brush strokes that give the painting a playful energy.

I enjoy transforming simple life subjects into colourful light infused scenes that are bright and happy. Since returning to Australia the native flora and fauna of my homeland has been inspiring my most recent work. I am enjoying playing with deep translucent colours contrasting against light and colourful opaques and slowly increasing the scale of the work I'm producing. The process of making these pieces is like a meditation that brings me joy. I'm happy to have the opportunity to share them with you.

Most days I am active on social media and respond to comments there. If you’d like to get in touch you can contact me at natasharuschka@gmail.com

August 2020 - Flower Market Collection 

November 2020 - Featured Artist - Still Life Collection - Art West Community Gallery, Mt Ommaney

March / April 2021 - Solo Show Wild Canary Brookfield Brisbane

March 2021 - Toowoombe Grammar Show